YMCA Camp Grady Spruce









YMCA Camp Grady Spruce is made up of three campsites – one for boys ages 7-12, one for girls ages 7-12, and a coed camp for teens ages 13-16. All three camps offer water skiing, sailing, and horse riding, among other activities.

Contact number: (214) 319-9944

Location: 9409 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

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Bahama Beach Waterpark









Bahama Beach Waterpark features a lazy river, a splash playground, water slides, and a party area for birthdays or other large gatherings. Season passes are also available.

Contact number: (214) 671-0820

Location: 1895 Campfire Circle, Dallas, TX 75232

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Pleasant Oaks Park

Pleasant Oaks Park features a rec center, playground, tennis courts, picnic areas, and playing fields. An outdoor swimming pool is open in the summer; call 214.670.0941 for specific dates and hours.

Contact number: (214) 670-0945

Location: 8701 Greenmound Avenue,  Dallas, TX 75227

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Fair Park

Several streets wind through and around Fair Park, which is home to the annual State Fair of Texas, the Dallas Aquarium, The Music Hall, the African American Museum, the Cotton Bowl football stadium, Texas Discovery Gardens, and other attractions.

Location: 1300 Cullum Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75210

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Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park (formerly known as the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park) is home to sting rays, jellyfish, white alligators, and plenty of eye-level, interactive zones and exhibits.

Contact number: (469) 554-7340

Location: 1462 First Avenue, Dallas, TX 75210

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Texas Discovery Gardens

Located in historic Fair Park, the Texas Discovery Gardens is an urban oasis that is open year-round. Within the gardens are ten different themed areas including a butterfly habitat, native wildlife pond, scent garden, shade garden, and heirloom garden.

Location: 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75210

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